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BISHOP SHEEN: Pope Francis approved the miracle attributed to Archbishop Fulton Sheen. No date has been set for the official ceremony.

NASTY CHALLENGE: Language warning for the video [6:08] – At the end of the video is a compilation of product tampering videos. One can only hope that cops have the time and resources to make examples of these idiots!

One of my regular readers posted, “I’ve read that Bluebell (and probably others who don’t have safety seals) final-freeze the ice cream carton upside down, so it’s stuck to the lid. If you take the lid off and it doesn’t ssshhhlllllgggkkk peel off the ice cream, it’s been previously opened. Easy enough to check, but then how many will check such a thing before they put it in their cart, much less have it in the freezer for days before opening it!”

  • H/t Mindful Webworker

BORDER: Deportations to begin [1:21] – Over one million illegal immigrants have received “final removal” court orders to leave the country.

Ken Cuccinelli, Acting ICE Director says that immigration officials will start sending them home this week.

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TRUMP ECONOMY: Reducing dependency on government hand-outs

Food Stamp Enrollments

  1. During the LAST 27 months under Obama = Reduced by 3.6 million.
  2. During the FIRST 27 months under Trump = Reduced by 6.7 million plus.

Medicaid and CHIP Enrollments

  1. During the FIRST 27 months under Trump = Dropped by 2.5 million.
  2. Under Obama = Massive Medicaid expansion due to Obamacare.

Welfare Program Enrollments

  1. During the FIRST 23 months under Trump = Dropped by 633,000.
  2. During the LAST 23 months under Obama = Dropped by 521,000.

Unemployment Insurance Claims

  1. During the FIRST 127 weeks under Trump = 230,000 per week average.
  2. During the LAST 127 weeks under Obama = More than 270,000 per week.

PELOSI SUCKS: What a freaking liar [9:16] – Juan Williams is also a big jerk. However, until the episode degenerated into squabbling, there were some good points made, especially by Katie Pavlich.

The census is SUPPOSED to count citizens for the purpose of allocating federal government representation. The question has been on the census forever. OBAMA took it off.

Article 1, Section 2 of the Constitution orders the taking of a census every “ten Years, in such Manner as Congress shall by Law direct.”

Amendment 14 – Citizenship Rights of the Constitution says, “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. … Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State.”

It is clear from the context that “their representative numbers” refers to “citizens of the United States” and that, “the number of persons in each State” is a reference NOT to counting illegal aliens, but to counting each black person as one whole rather than three-fifths of a person.

Also, they’re right. A majority of Hispanic voters – 55% – approve of a citizenship question on the 2020 census, according to a new Harvard University Center for American Political Studies/Harris poll.

Other findings: 67% of all registered voters believe the census should ask the citizenship question – including 88% of Republicans, 63% of independents and 52% of Democrats.

CALIFORNIA

CALIFORNIA: Well, this is refreshing – California’s super-leftist governor said Saturday that he and President Trump talked about the struggles California has been through, including two devastating wildfires that happened just six months ago.

The Democratic governor said, “There’s no question we don’t agree on everything, but one area where there’s no politics, where we work extremely well together, is our response to emergencies. He’s committed in the long haul, the long run, to help support the rebuilding efforts.”

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CALIFORNIA: Wow, TWO pieces of sane news out of La-La LandLegislation to violate the seal of the confessional has been squashed.

Andrew Rivas, executive director of the California Catholic Conference, said: “An amazing number of people spoke to their legislators to explain the sacred nature of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. It is important to our spirituality and our relation to God and to others. Our thanks go to all who played a part.

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TDS: Somebody else has been kicked out a restaurant for shrieking at a MAGA hat-wearing patron at, GASP, the shriekers favorite restaurant! The NOIVE of these Trumpers!

And get this. The belligerent guy who got kicked out for his bad behavior in public is a public relations contractor [think about that one for a moment] who used to work for the Democratic National Committee.

As per usual for the Trump Deranged, he promptly and proudly tweeted about how he had taken a stand against hate. Or something. Then, he whined about the restaurant (his favorite restaurant!) tossing HIM out … instead of the vile, hat-wearing “Nazi” target of his ire. (You started it, pal.)

It didn’t go well for him on Twitter. According to Twitchy, “in the cold accounting of Twitter, Helmstetter’s comment was getting ‘ratioed’, meaning his tweet had received more negative replies than likes.”

Finally, someone has explained to me what “ratioed” means!

PERVERTS: In May 2016, FOX News reported that former President Bill Clinton traveled with Jeffrey Epstein on his famous “Lolita Express” at least 26 times. On some of these excursions, he ditched his secret service detail.

Now, OANN has reported that the Clinton Presidential Library is refusing to hand over information on Bill Clinton’s ties to Jeffrey Epstein.

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Epstein has pleaded not guilty to charges that he was sex trafficking minors. During the hearing, prosecutors revealed that more alleged victims have come forward since his arrest.

Prosecutors say that he is a registered sex offender and a flight risk, so they are asking that he be held on remand until his trial. They noted that he has three active passports and has regularly traveled in and out of the country on his private jet.

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DEMOCRAT MASKS: On Wednesday, Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw asked for a law banning masks at protests, noting that anti-mask laws are already in place in other states across the country.

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FEELING UNSAFE: I googled and learned that there are fewer than 1,000 fatal police shootings per year in the U.S. – Each of these people were almost certainly posing a deadly threat to somebody.

Apparently, nobody tracks how many cops there are in the U.S., but guess-timates range from 750,000 to 850,00. Let’s take the average and say there are 800,000 sworn police officers in the U.S. And let’s again guess that there are something like 200,000 of them out on the streets at any given time. Since cops are on duty 24/7, we can multiple 200,000 times 24 hours times 365 days to get 1.75 Billion, which is roughly the number of cop hours there are in a year. In all that time, fewer than 1,000 potentially lethal people were killed by cops.

Anyone who feels threatened by the presence of coffee-drinking cops in a Starbucks is either mentally ill or an idiot.

But we already knew that, didn’t we?

ABORTION: [3:00] – Stages of development and viability have nothing to do with humanity.

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BOOK BANNING: Amazon recently caved to pressure from LGBT activists and removed several books offering help to those dealing with unwanted same-sex attraction.

A group of former gays have launched a petition demanding the online retailer reverse its decision. “We exist. Do not erase our community,” said Daren Mehl, founder of Voice of the Voiceless, an organization that seeks to defend the rights of former homosexuals and those with unwanted same-sex attraction.

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CNNLOL: Death spiral continues

Cable TV Primetime ranking:

FOX 1, MSNBC 2, CNN 15.

Primetime viewership numbers and percentage of viewership drops compared to this same quarter last year:

FOX: 2.4 million -2%
MSNBC: 1.67 million -4%
CNN: 761,000 -18%

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